May – Is anyone listening?

www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/embarrassment-theresa-delivers-speech-mostly-11209871

The Daily Mirror has the story on its web site – see link above.

As the UK seeks to isolate itself within Europe whilst at the same time hawking its suitcase of trading products door to door around the planet you can’t help but think that humouring and ignoring us has become the way of the world.

What a sad state we are in!

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit – Let’s face it the wheels keep coming off this ridiculous car

www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-chaos-as-top-official-oliver-robbins-quits-after-one-year-in-the-job-a3637166.html

The Evening Standard has the story on its web site – see link above

Leaving the EU has always been about the internal troubles of the Tory Party and what’s going on today is all part of that same internal Tory power struggle.

This latest twist must surely sober up the more sensible Brexiters as they head lemming-like nearer towards the cliff edge, yet will it? May talks of having a great relationship with the EU when we leave but that’s like getting divorced and then continuing as before without being married – what’s the point?

The UK is lurching around making a bloody fool of itself with no idea what to do next in this mad Brexit farce. The lack of a credible official opposition with a clear head on this most vital of issues just makes it all the more dangerous for the UK.

There’s nothing to be optimistic about no matter how you voted it that fateful referendum.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Formby – Temporary repairs done on cycle/footpath route

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2017/09/11/formby-footpathcycle-path-bridge-collapsing/

I posted a few days ago about the damaged cycle/footbridge over a stream just south of Formby – my previous posting is accessible via the link above – and am pleased to say that some temporary repairs have been completed.

Here’s a couple of shots of the temporary repairs taken by Roy Connell.

Thanks to Sefton Council’s Footpath Officer for acting quickly to try to make the bridge safe. I understand that the bridge is to be replaced by Sefton Council.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Formby – Footpath/Cycle path bridge collapsing

Word gets around that I sit on the Sefton Rights of Way Liaison Group and I have recently been asked to press Sefton Council to take action to repair the bridge just at the north end of Altcar Rifle Range, close to the Southport – Liverpool railway line where the path emerges from beside the Range and railway into open land before reaching the southern end of Formby at Andrews Lane.

The photos below show how damaged this bridge is:-

It’s been in a poor state for a number of weeks now and clearly there’s a potential for an accident so I hope Sefton can put things right ASAP.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Now about all that personal debt that is hanging around the neck of many folk – If this does not sober us all up nothing will

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/04/britain-addicted-debt-crash-2007-sub-prime-mortgages-personal-credit

The Guardian has the opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Oh dear and let’s face it we are not really being told anything here that we didn’t really know already yet we still keep on creating more debt. Is this like Brexit in that we are becoming addicted to financially self-harming ourselves?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

Jane Day – Leaving Maghull after 50+ years

Jane Day will be known to many people as a former friendly helpful local councillor, as Mayor of Maghull (2002/2003), as a leading light of Maghull Folk Club and as a member of Lord Street Parade choir.

Jane has been a friend of mine for 20 years or more and when she recently announced that she was moving down to Ware in Hertfordshire to be near her daughter I thought something had to be done to mark her many years involvement in the local community. And it transpired that another friend, Andrew Blackburn, was having similar thoughts.

After a bit of thought we decided to put together a book filled with photos of Jane and her life and times in the Maghull area. Between us and with the help of Roy and Beth Connell we got together a selection of photographs and Andrew set to putting together the book via the web site of a company that specialise in such one off hardback books.

The result of Andrew’s hard work (front cover displayed below) was presented to Jane at her Mayhall Court flat a few of days ago and to say that she was shocked, surprised and delighted would be putting it mildly.

Here’s hoping for many happy times in Ware with your daughter and grandchildren Jane. We will miss you.